Couscous Chickpea Salad
Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Serves: 8
Have you ever tried couscous? Now's your chance!


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tsp ground cumin or curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous, uncooked
  • 1 x 400g can no-added-salt chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 spring onions (including green tops), sliced
  • rind of 1 lemon or orange, grated
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Bring stock to the boil and add cumin.
  2. Remove from heat and mix in couscous.
  3. Cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes until stock is absorbed.
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe from Healthy Food Fast © State of Western Australia, 2012. Reproduced with permission.


  • Substitute tomatoes with 1 red capsicum.
  • Replace spring onions with ½ cup finely chopped red onion.

Healthy tip!

Choose plain water or soda water in place of a sugary drink.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 855 kJ 414 kJ
Protein 7.2 g 3.5 g
Fat, total 3.6 g 1.8 g
— saturated 0.4 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 33.1 g 16 g
— sugars 3.6 g 1.8 g
Sodium 270.9 mg 131.2 mg
Fibre 4.5 g 2.2 g

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Comments (3)

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Judy, thanks for your comment. Our recipes are designed to suit a range of different family sizes, which is why some will feed 1 or 2 people while others will feed 8 people! You might like to try typing 'serves 1' or 'serves 2' into the search box to filter the recipes to only those most suitable for you. For 'serves 2' recipes I'd suggest making the full amount, and saving half for lunch or dinner the next day - this will help cut down on time! Thanks, Gael
    Posted on: 02 Aug 19

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    This recipe and others are for several people, I live on my own, I don’t like the idea of having to calculate ingredients to suit one person.
    Judy Wolfe
    Posted on: 31 Jul 19

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    This looks delicious and easy to put together - a great portable salad, but are 8 serves supposed to come from the meal pictured??! Looks like one to me. Keen to try - has the lowest kilojoule count of many I've seen on the site. So much to choose from Teresa
    Teresa Killeen
    Posted on: 10 Jan 18

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